Got my first lathe today and a set of gouges. My wife got me the Harbor Freight 8”x12” lathe and a set of Windsor design wood turning tool set that includes: 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 inch gouges, 1 inch skew, 1/2 inch spear point,1/2 inch parting tool, and a 1/2 inch round chisel. I know what everyone is going to say… it’s crap because it is Harbor freight. I bought this on a recommendation from Jim Jakosh. I am pleased with it so far. looks sturdy enough. just need to secure it to a bench.
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI